Combining American history, literature, and politics, this unit examines environmental changes within and beyond the United States. It considers how different perspectives on land management, human needs, and state policies can inform the various uses of natural resources. From buffalo to agri-business, railroads to oil wells, Standing Rock to Three Mile Island, the unit uses a variety of sources to think about how people have understood their relationship with the environment. The unit asks questions about food and water supplies, conservation, urban planning, and the complex roots of the present climate emergency.
Running in Semester 2, 2023.
1 x 2hr lecture/week
1 x 1hr tutorial/week
12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History